|Check out the composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy|
Ludwig Van Beethoven
That's pretty comprehensive I believe.
|More modern and symphonic based, though check out:|
Frank Ticheli - Sanctuary EP
A fantastic piece of music.
|I started with Mozart- Symphonies 40 & 41 and Vivaldi- The Four Seasons.|
I'm going to get Bach- Brandenburg Concertos and Edvard Grieg- Peer Gynt
|the bhoy forgot Mozart.|
p.s. Handel's really boring
|thanks for all the recs. Is there any good modern neoclassical to check out?|
|Olafur Arnalds - Dyod 1909|
Don't call it neoclassical unless you actually mean neoclassical. Modern classical = modern classical.
|The one I suggested is neo classical|
|How do all you folks get your classical though? Any good blogs i should look at in particular?|
There is a link posted at the end of the review/first comment I think.
|dmitri shostakovich's string quartets|
|and beethoven's sonatas|
|Dmitri Shostakovich is more metal than most metal bands nowadays...most of the russians are incredibly hard core. that's pretty coherent neoclassical stuff. |
i tend to break it down by mood.
for sheer beauty, try brahms piano quartet no. 1; rimsky-korsakov: scheherazade; tchaikovsky symphonies no. 4, 5, 6
for adrenaline pumping stuff- try mahler symphony no. 1; most things by shosatkovich...specifically quartet no. 3 or 8; or richard strauss- death and transfiguration
for mental stimulation- bach cello suites or any of his piano/organ works; late beethoven stuff (symphonies 8 or 9)
there is basically classical music that fits any taste. if you need more just message me, but i probably went overboard anyway
|Olafur Arnalds |
|for neoclassical you could try:|
Les Fragments de La Nuit - Musique du Crepuscule
|Fredyryk Chopin is my favourite for sure. Check out his Nocturnes. |
|the planets by Holst. It's a single album with 8/9 different songs based around the the individual planets. it's really easy to get into and it's quite good. Also stay away from Baroque as it is really boring. |
|Baroque has it's times. Listen to Glenn Gould's performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations, awesome stuff. Chewie's right, I forgot Mozart, but seriously Handel is great.|